verb (used with or without object), de·te·ri·o·rat·ed, de·te·ri·o·rat·ing.
Origin of deteriorate
SYNONYMS FOR deteriorate
Related formsde·te·ri·o·ra·tive, adjectiveun·de·te·ri·o·rat·ed, adjectiveun·de·te·ri·o·rat·ing, adjectiveun·de·te·ri·o·ra·tive, adjective
Examples from the Web for deteriorating
She also tracks his deteriorating health through the harrowing videos of the captives regularly released by the Nusra Front.
Soon, there were no civil society groups left to monitor the deteriorating situation with hostages and abductions.The 26-Year-Old Woman Searching for Ukraine’s Disappeared|Anna Nemtsova|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We got other accounts as well that his health was deteriorating,” he added.The Real Reason the U.S. Didn’t Rescue Bowe Bergdahl|Kimberly Dozier|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The family feud over America's Top 40 host Casey Kasem's deteriorating health hit a meat-throwing new low this weekend.
On March 19, 2014, for example, a patient with a deteriorating heart condition requested to see a doctor.
He gazed doubtfully at the birds, as though they might possibly be deteriorating in the effeminacies of shore life.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
Nothing—nothing good; everything bad—bad and deteriorating—morally and physically.The Sign of the Spider|Bertram Mitford
This defect reacts on the powers that are vigorous, diminishing the energy and deteriorating all the other faculties of man.
There was not a goal his ambition could point to but which became associated with some deteriorating ingredient.The Fortunes Of Glencore|Charles James Lever
That may be true; but we all know how insidious is the deteriorating influence of petrol on the human character.A Wanderer in Venice|E.V. Lucas